Founded in 1893, Selwyn College (Te Maru Pūmanawa) is the oldest residential college at the University of Otago. Situated on campus, the College provides accommodation, care and support to 200+ residents comprising first and second year students and a senior student welfare team.
Selwyn is an independent College, affiliated to the University of Otago and governed by a Board of Governors on behalf of owners, the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin.
In 2017, the Board of Governors established an agreement with the University of Otago to provide senior leadership personnel. To fulfil its obligation under the service agreement, the University seeks to employ a suitably qualified and experienced senior staff member to work alongside the College Warden.
The Deputy Warden is responsible to the Warden. Integral to all aspects of College life, the Deputy Warden will assist the Warden with the provision of a positive collegiate experience for its residents and wider associated community. In conjunction with the Warden, the Deputy Warden will contribute to decision-making and lead the direction of Selwyn College in line with the service agreement and college policies.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to:
Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you will require:
An understanding of and empathy for students commencing University is fundamental to this role. Experience in the tertiary sector would be a distinct advantage.
This is a University of Otago appointment and is for a fixed-term period of five years (ie length of the service agreement held between the University of Otago and Selwyn College Board of Governors). It is a full-time position with proposed hours of work being 2.00pm-10.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday. The role is live-in and requires a high level of commitment, including rostered on-call. On-site accommodation (including an allowance and carpark) is provided within the College, being a two-bedroom flat. For further details relating to the role, see the Position Description and the Selwyn College webpage, www.selwyn.ac.nz.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit the University of Otago job vacancies webpage:
or the Seek webpage:
Please see the position description for more information.
Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Luke McClelland, Warden.
M: 021 418 809